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America: Muslims respond to Trump with Da’wah

By: Daniella Cheslow Source: RFE/RL PATERSON, New Jersey — The president of the largest mosque in northern New Jersey says Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House has galvanized his community to raise its profile and reach out to non-Muslim neighbors. “We’re cautious that we don’t want people to know about us from Trump,” says Omar Awad, president of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson, New Jersey. “We want people to know about us from us.” Trump, who accepted the Republican Party nomination on July 21 and is all but certain to face Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential vote, has had plenty to say...

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Study: Alcohol “direct cause” of 7 kinds of cancer

By: Denis Campbell Source: The Guardian “They question thee about strong drink and games of chance. Say: In both is great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness…” Quran 2:219 Alcohol causes seven forms of cancer, and people consuming even low to moderate amounts are at risk, according to new analysis. Health experts endorsed the findings and said they showed that ministers should initiate more education campaigns in order to tackle widespread public ignorance about how closely alcohol and cancer are connected. The study sparked renewed calls for regular drinkers to be encouraged to take alcohol-free days, and for alcohol...

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Afghan volunteers carry the bodies of victims at the scene of a suicide attack that targeted crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras during a demonstration at the Deh Mazang Circle of Kabul on July 23,2016.
 A powerful explosion on July 23, ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban's annual summer offensive, which the insurgents are ramping up after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramadan. The scene of the blast was littered with charred bodies and dismembered limbs, with ambulances struggling to reach the scene as authorities had overnight blocked key intersections with stacked shipping containers to impede movement of the protesters. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR

Kabul: ISIS claims attack leaving over 80 dead

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD, PAKISISTAN – The ISIS terror group claimed credit for a bomb attack in Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded 231 others during a protest rally. An Afghan Interior Ministry statement said three suicide bombers attacked the peaceful demonstration. It said one of them detonated his device among the protesters, one mistakenly killed only himself, and  a third was shot dead by security forces guarding the rally. A website linked to ISIS claimed responsibility for the violence. A statement said the attack was meant to warn Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazaras, who are mostly Shi’ite Muslims, to stop joining the Syrian...

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